Office of the Director of National Intelligence Tries to Take Blame for White House Benghazi Coverup

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 at 9:03 am

We’re on Day 18 of the White House coverup of their Libya  incompetence and now they have a new fall guy.

Extremists from groups linked to al Qaida struck the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in a “deliberate and organized terrorist attack,” the top U.S. intelligence agency said Friday, as it took responsibility for the Obama administration’s initial claims that the deadly assault grew from a spontaneous protest against an anti-Islam video.

The unusual statement from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence appeared to have two goals: updating the public on the latest findings of the investigation into the assault, and shielding the White House from a political backlash over its original accounts.

“In the immediate aftermath (of the assault), there was information that led us to assess that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier that day at our embassy in Cairo,” spokesman Sean Turner said in the statement. “We provided that initial assessment to executive branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly.”

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which coordinates and sets policies for the 16 other U.S. intelligence agencies, is led by retired Air Force Gen. James Clapper, who was appointed by President Barack Obama in August 2010.

OK, so an Obama appointee is covering up for Obama. Knock me over with a feather.
The problem is this just isn’t plausible. Just watch the video here and the timeline of events. If Mitt Romney has the slightest clue he has to hit Obama hard, and relentlessly, over this. Oh, and Mitt, stress two words: Cover and up. The media’s not going to do it, so it’s up to you.

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3 Responses to “Office of the Director of National Intelligence Tries to Take Blame for White House Benghazi Coverup”

  1. Chipperoo on 29/29/12 at 10:55 am

    This marks a sad denouement to James Clapper’s career. Time was that our intelligence community considered him a perspicacious and dutiful professional.

    His association with the Obama administration has utterly destroyed his once sterling reputation. They’ve turned him into a mere hack, flack and flunky, like all the other Obama appointees.

    He needs to ask Obama, “where do I go to get my reputation back?” We need to ask him, “well, James, after all is said and done, was it worth it?”

  2. Chipperoo on 29/29/12 at 10:59 am

    I agree that Romney must absolutely roast Obama over this national security disaster and the clumsy attempt at cover up.

    He must also damn our media for failing to keep Obama honest and to reveal his misdeeds.

    This scandal is a godsend. Everyday Americans are awake to this mess and they hate what they see. Yet no one is speaking up for them.

    This is one instance in which Mitt could clear speak over the heads of the media minions to reach those Americans.

    If he’s not willing to do it, at least let Ryan do so. I think he would make a fine attack dog. He doesn’t bark and howl. He just sinks his teeth in and won’t let go, all while smiling.

  3. David Lentz on 29/29/12 at 5:07 pm

    No sale! The so-called spontanious attack hit the supposed safe house with coordinated mortar fire and RPG’s. Mobs so not carry heavy weapons Nobody in the administration should have been stupid enougb to shalllow the spontanious attack line.

    Time for some heads to rolll starting with Secretary Clinton and Ambassador Rice.